Foodies on Foot: Osaka

KOB 122-102
  • Have a “foodie” afternoon out in Osaka – Japan’s culinary capital
  • Make your own wax ‘sushi’ souvenir
Program Overview
Country: Japan
Depart: 12/02/2017 1330
Return: 12/02/2017 1930
Duration: Half-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min. 20/ Max. 30
Category: ILLUMINATE: History / Culture
Program Fee
$130 (early booking: $124)

Field Class Conflicts
  • SOC 342 Leisure & Society
  • E 339 Literature of the Earth

Travel by public transport to Osaka with a local guide. Osaka is known throughout Japan as the land of kuidaore, meaning “eat till you drop”. A walk in Kuromon Market, nicknamed “Osaka’s kitchen”, will give you an idea of just how serious Osakans are about their food.

Next, take the chance to enjoy a unique experience: Japan restaurants often have displays outside with incredibly realistic and detailed samples for their dishes, made with a special wax. See how they are created and follow the staff’s guide to make a piece of sushi yourself, which you can keep as a one-of-a-kind souvenir!

Move on foot to neighboring Namba area, a true food lover mecca overflowing with tasty eateries. Have an early dinner and try Osaka’s soul food: okonomiyaki, a sort of savoury pancake cooked on a hotplate right in front of you. Not only is it delicious, but it is also fun to eat!

Meals Included


Special Note

  • Please wear warm clothes.